@ Baby Blue Gallery
2233 S Throop St, Room 518, Chicago, IL 60608
Opening Thursday, September 15th, from 5PM - 9PM
Baby Blue is excited to announce Self Flesh, an exhibition featuring Scott Vincent Campbell and Miles MacCLure. Both Campbell and MacClure are intrigued by the significance that humans ascribe to objects. Their respective practices merge sculptural and photographic elements to different ends. Campbell examines the parts of ourselves we must hide, shield, or deny, and MacClure questions the reality and significance of individual identity. However, both artists’ assemblages use found and fabricated objects to interrogate the construction of selfhood. Through these transformations of objects and images, Campbell and MacClure aim to provide the viewer with a new way of looking at the familiar, and a new way of looking at oneself.
Scott Vincent Campbell (b. 1983) is a visual artist and curator originally from New York. He earned a BA in Fine Art from Haverford College in 2005, and currently lives and works in Chicago, IL, where he just completed his MFA at The University of Chicago. Campbell’s work has been exhibited across the US at institutions such as the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI; Library Street Collective in Detroit, MI; Big Medium in Austin, TX; and Pierogi Gallery in New York, NY. Campbell was a resident at Red Bull Arts Detroit in 2016, and in 2017 was the first Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. With a practice grounded in the methodology and traditions of assemblage, collage, and the repurposed object, the underlying theme across his practice is an interest in one’s relationship to self, and how it is influenced and mediated by the way others view us. He is represented by M Contemporary Art in Ferndale, MI.
Miles MacClure (b. 1996) art practice considers, but is not limited to; a nearing invisibility of AI-generated products in physical forms, the shrinking uncanny valley, the half-life of one’s athletic career, a convergence of high and low cultural outputs, and involuntary speech acts. The objects and images he makes are pawns; moving from one end to the other, one square at a time. MFA in Visual Art, University of Chicago. BA in Studio Art and Philosophy, Willamette University.
All guests must: Check in, wear a mask in all areas of the building, use 6 feet of social distance, and have their temperature checked at the entrance (No entrance to anyone with a fever of 100.4º F). The number of people allowed in the gallery at a single time will be limited.
Scott Vincent Campbell
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